Alexx Bollen joins Erik at Ruse Brewery for a discussion about microdosing hallucinogens to treat depression, podcasting in Portland, books, and chaos magic. Alexx is the host of the Alexxcast, the only Alexx-themed podcast in the universe. He is also the author of Periphery and several collections of short stories.
This episode was recorded in two parts at Ruse Brewing, which was busy, so there’s some crowd noise. Ruse Brewing is brand new and had only been open about a week at the time of recording.
Erik and Alexx make their way through a whole taster tray full of beers! Here is a list so you can follow along.
- Translator IPA
- Keller Pils (collab. with Allegory Brewing)
- Turquoise Mountain Sunrise pineapple farmhouse ale
- Briar Run raspberry & blackberry farmhouse ale
- Mechanical Mind west coast-style double IPA
- Grizzly Menace Rum and Chocolate rum barrel-aged robust porter
“BMO is the greatest character ever made.”
There’s a new podcast in Portland called Pragmagick, run by our friend Revel Rosz, and I was a guest on his show recently! We dive deep into some pretty esoteric topics, including Freemasonry and ceremonial magic — the latter is a particularly good bit, with lots of talk about theory and practice. Listen to the original here or use the interface on this website.
This episode finds Matt, Joey, and Erik camping on the Hoh River in the Olympic Rainforest. As the sun goes down, join our hosts around the campfire and discuss backpacking, philosophy, materialism, meditation, the great outdoors, and other great subjects. We eat beef jerky, drink river water, and build chairs in the wilderness.
This episode mostly takes place on the Hoh River
“It’s like you’re eating tree bark, and somebody in a distant room screams, ‘BEEF!'”
In this episode, Nathan Lee (AKA OccultFan) returns after his Master Mason degree to talk about all kinds of stuff, from shadow people to Freemasonry and beyond. There is a lot in this episode! I am writing these show notes really quickly, so you’ll have to listen to the episode to get everything. You will not be disappointed.
This episode dives into the philosophy of Freemasonry, and what it intends to teach and how Freemasons are supposed to live their lives. We compare it to classical philosophy, the practice of virtue, and how the ancient teachings have influenced the modern world. We also discuss conspiracy theories that involve Freemasonry and how likely they are to be true — this coming from actual Freemasons!
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In this episode, we are joined by Pope Joan II. Joan is a philosopher queen, artist, and musician. We talk about all of those things and dive into the methods behind her creative process. Her art and music is a celebration of being human and being alive, but she also deals with a lot of death imagery. Mythology and religious imagery are interwoven in her work. This is a great conversation with a very creative individual – be sure to check it out!
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Please welcome Montana Jordan to the show! In this episode, Montana joins Nate and Erik at Oaks Bottom Pub for a long conversation about the paranormal, the occult, ghosts, séances, paranormal investigation and all sorts of great rambling. Montana Jordan has since been formally investigating with various psychic and paranormal organizations for over 20 years. She is a published freelance writer with areas of specialty in holistic healing, paganism, witchcraft and occultism.
Inspired by the REI backpacking list and Erik’s dad’s backpacking and camping list, I put together a checklist for backpackers.
Click here to download the Backpacking List!
Happy birthday, Matt! Erik went to visit Matt over his birthday weekend, and we celebrated with brewery visits, beer tasting, hiking in the woods, and a good old philosophical discussion. In this episode, please join us as we go on a long adventure around Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Olympia, discussing the differences between monism and dualism and how they have influenced and built the Western Mystery Tradition.
“Grrrrarrrurrrr. Blarfh.” — Zoey
Douglas-fir cones image courtesy of Tom Brandt on Flickr.
In this episode, I chat with Dan Attrell about the Picatrix. Dan runs the Modern Hermeticist website and is @ModernHermetics on Twitter. He is a brilliant fellow with just the right mix of nerd cred to make him a fitting guest for this podcast. Recently, he was part of a team that finished a new scholarly translation of the Picatrix, which will be out really really soon. We promise!
We cover too much stuff. It’s hard to list here. Lots of stuff about the Picatrix, though!
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“Without an index, a 370-odd page book is useless!”
Back in March, Erik was interviewed on Cruzin’ With Steak, a podcast that’s kind of like this one, in that it’s mostly informal conversations about lots of crazy stuff. Lots of crazy stuff. The interview starts at 00:30:44. It’s pretty fun. Have a listen!